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    1. Kit: Revival, by (Established Member) Twokidsnosleep is offline
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      Started: 04-29-16 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hello Gentlemen
      I am building a Revival Bugatti kit and, though nervous about posting my work, realize that is the way to get better.
      So you are welcome to chime in and give me some constructive critique
      I am a Bugatti nut and love the open wheel racers of this era. I have a trio of classic Pocher kits tucked away in my stash for a later date

      Ok, here we go. Started in late January 2016 and hoping to get the build done by June 2016. I am a little over halfway complete to date

      Here is the kit, direct from Italy from Revival's website
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      My first experience with building the kit was to over tighten and break a screw that holds the oil pan and engine block together. The screw is impossible to drill out as it is harder than the surrounding white metal, so your bit wanders and drills off centre. Here I have added a threaded brass tube with a nut to allow things to realign and attach.

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      That was my intro into this build and has pretty much set the tone for it. If you get into these kits, that is what to expect.
      I purchased some small diameter taps and dies and they have been a godsend for this build, actually essential.
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      I have modified many parts for looks, fit or function. Here a copper floorpan is made and the rear trailing arms are chopped up and replaced with telescoping brass tubing. A little tease of the directions, if you can call them that, and the framework rough assembled
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      Maybe that is enough for now, let me know what you think
      Cheers, Scott


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    I broke mine just installing it but if I remember correctly mine was white metal. Maybe they changed it later on for that very reason. Brass is much better.
    I agree. It seems important parts are made plastic and want to break. I am trying to not touch the from wheel tie rod arms and assembly or their plastic will spontaneously explode!!


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    I remember that Casadio kits used to be virtually all metal. One plastic part that do I remember was the bulkhead in the Auto-Union. At some point much of the Zamac Revival Bugatti T 35...Devil With A Blue Dress On parts were replaced by plastic- the same tooling can be used and it reduced the cost.
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    I don't know about reduced cost...still a pricey kit


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    Cheaper to make, not necessarily to sell !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo NZ View Post
    Cheaper to make, not necessarily to sell !
    HA HA, doesn't that apply to just about everything we purchase nowadays


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    Stringing the front brake lines
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    I wound and soldered two wires to make braided lines for greater realism. Then I can use the single strand as the safety wire
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    Some more progress
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    Safety wiring. Still working on the exact wiring pattern...it varies quite a bit in the research photos
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    i know i am a bit late with this , but why not try something like this ,, for a chain ,, 3d printed ,, these are for a 1/12 scale motorcycle
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    Hey that is a good idea. I must be an old fart so I don't think 3D printing as early options.

    I got my safety wire and most other parts on. She is almost done, just front end steering, tie rod and exhaust
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    i am an old fart as well , but found someone who is showing me the new tech , making things possible i thought was not possible , so we all learn every day ,, i guess
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    the model is looking amazing by the way
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    Thanks for that...she has put up quite a fight to be assembled that is for sure
    In my photos on the driver's front I notice the matt silver paint coating on the wheels is coming off, leaving a chrome look underneath
    I am pondering stripping them and leaving them chrome
    It is always something with this beast


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    For those still interested, I did the exhaust system...modified with aluminum tubing thinned and flared tips
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    Thanks for looking


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